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Might Bite’s Gold Cup glory odds slashed after Thistlecrack withdraws

| 15.01.2018

Thistlecrack’s out for the rest of the season

Might Bite has been pushed further ahead in the betting for the Gold Cup after 12/1 shot Thistlecrack suffered a stress fracture.

Thistlecrack’s absence means the Coral traders have trimmed Might Bite’s odds to 10/3 (was 7/2) at Cheltenham.

Sizing John leads the chasing pack at 6/1, with Coney Island, Native River, Road to Respect and Our Duke all 10/1.

“Thistlecrack was a 16/1 chance for the Gold Cup following his run in the King George, and had been the subject of some support for Cheltenham following a positive report from connections last week, so his absence is a blow for both connections and punters, while it has also seen Might Bite harden at the head of the betting,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

Timico Gold Cup

10/3 Might Bite, 6/1 Sizing John, 10/1 Coney Island, Native River, Road To Respect, Our Duke, 16/1 Whisper, Yorkhill, 20/1 Bristol De Mai, Disko, Minella Rocco, Total Recall

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication

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Daniel Anwar

Daniel has written about sport for Coral, Squawka, FourFourTwo and the Premier League, among others.